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  • Rodman man ejected from car, dies overnight

    A Rodman man apparently on his way home died after he lost control of his car Wednesday night and was ejected.

    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Cecil Brent Staton, 38, of 2528 Rodman Road, died around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday. He was driving west on S.C. Highway 9 headed home. He had been seen leaving a location in Richburg around 10:30, Tinker said.

  • York Tech's numbers grow in Chester County

    A new location and new programs have led to a growth in the number of credit and non-credit students at York Technical College's interim Chester Center on Saluda Street.

    The college will preview its new center and discuss its new offerings at a Business After Hours event Thursday.

    The college has been able to offer short-term non-credit and credit courses at the center. This spring, enrollment in credit classes has grown to more than 200. The college also offers classes at county sites as well as at the TruVista distance learning room.

  • UPDATE: Woman wonders if remains found in woods are missing brother

    Skeletal remains of a human body found in some woods near Gayle Mill Village Monday night have been sent to Newberry for DNA, dental and forensic testing, authorities say.

    A Chester County woman is wondering if the remains might be her missing brother, and she is torn about the situation. Her family needs closure, she said, but she still hopes her brother, “Poo Baby” might one day show up.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Another plant closing, about 17 jobs to be lost

    The American Carbon Technologies plant in Chester County will be closing its doors in May.

    County officials "got wind" of the plant closing last week. The company notified the economic development office in discussions last week. The plant will be idled for at least a year, but officials hope to start production again.

  • County still at Stage III drought

    While several other municipalities and water companies say they are relaxing water restrictions because of the drought, the rules here will not change, according to Chester Metropolitan District, the main water provider in Chester County.

    The restrictions won't be lessened because they weren't tightened.

    Chester County and the rest of the Catawba River basin are currently in a Stage III drought, which the Chester Metropolitan District declared in October.

  • Oliphant wants expansion of free trash at landfill

    LINK TO UPDATE STORY BELOW.

    Free Trash Day was held at the Chester County Landfill Saturday, and it came at a time when some county leaders want to open the landfill up, also at no charge, to local governments to get rid of blight.

    A specific proposal is to allow a lot more free trash into the landfill, specifically, the debris left over by fallen mills and dilapidated warehouses and condemned houses in the town.

  • UPDATE II: U.S. Supreme Court denies Pittman appeal

    Christopher Pittman's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied on Monday, according to the high court's public information office.

    The ruling came just 10 days after his 19th birthday.

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear his case without comment. The court issued a docket, listing a few cases it was going to hear and a much longer list of cases for which it denied a hearing.

    Local officials are pleased.

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  • Jenkins three first place awards lead five honors for paper

    Travis Jenkins won three first place awards for his sports writing and photography, leading the way as The News & Reporter won five awards in an annual judging of the newspaper's editorial content, advertising and business performance.

    The paper won a third place in a design category, and one other first place award, for the results of adding two separate quarterly publications last year -- The Chester County Chamber Connection and the Senior Living tabloid.